The TaPRA Research Prize for Editing (Essay Collections and Special Issues) is intended to recognise the outstanding contribution that edited collections, in book or journal forms, can make to our discipline. The prize is awarded for collections or special issues that have been published within 24 months of the nomination date.
The prize will consist of a cheque for £300 payable to the editor or editors.
for It’s all Allowed: the Performances of Adrian Howells (Live Art Development Agency and Intellect, 2016).
The judges felt that the collection was an intimate response to Howells’s work, but one that is also a profound meditation on the potential effects of performance itself. Carefully curated with a significant eye to detail, the volume draws together essays written by a diverse selection of contributors who have used a range of forms (critical, impressionistic, interview, etc), but nevertheless sustains a consistency of argument, message, and voice, supported by an introduction which weaves together the different contributions that comprise the volume with new material and extensive references. This labour of love is a critical volume that will be useful to readers; it is also a beautiful object in its own right with extensive illustration and supporting materials, in an impressive layout.
Stanislavsky in the World: the System and its Transformations Across Continents (Bloomsbury, 2017)
for Contemporary Theatre Review: The Politics, Processes and Practices of Editing: special edition. 25:1, February 2015.
The collection notes the relative invisibility of the labour of editing, and goes a long way to bring, in the words of the sub-title, the politics, processes and practices of editing into the light. The introduction effectively maps debates and issues, arguing for editing, in all its many forms, as one of the main ways in which academic disciplines mark where they are and chart a path to the future: as one of the sub-headings has it, it is about ‘The value of editing/ [as well as] the editing of value’, and as such it is a timely and welcome contribution to ongoing debates in the discipline about the value of editing to our research culture.
for Performance and Participation: Practices, Audiences, Politics (Palgrave, 2016)
for Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives On Where Performance Leads Queer (Palgrave, 2016)
Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for our awards or elections. Each nomination requires a seconder, who must also be a current member.
Nominations are now open for the David Bradby, Early Career Researcher and Editing prizes.
Nominations are now open for the David Bradby, Early Career Research and Editing prizes.